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Sammy Hagar Announces ‘History of Rock’ Tour

When it’s time to go out on the road, Red Rocker Sammy Hagar likes to bring along his famous musician friends. Last year Hagar toured with his buddy Michael Anthony from Van Halen, and members from Hagar’s first band Montrose under the headline “Four Decades of Rock.” ...

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Billie Joe Armstrong Helps Out the Replacements At Coachella

Fans who came to see the Replacements second set at Coachella this past Friday (April 18) got a surprise. Green Day mainman Billie Joe Armstrong joined the group on stage as a backup guitarist to Replacements singer Paul Westerberg. The singer was having back problems and was forced to play guitar while lying down (!), so Armstrong helped fill out the band’s sound and make things easier on Westerberg. ...

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Jack White’s Record Breaking “Lazaretto” Recording

Jack White has a new item for his resume: Making the world’s fastest record. White accomplished the feat during Record Store Day (April 19). At 10 a.m. he took the stage in the Blue Room at his Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville. A few hundred fans got to hear White and his band lay down a live recording of the song “Lazaretto,” which will appear on his upcoming second solo album. Jack also recorde ...

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Studio 101: Get Your Rig Ready for Recording

Gigs are great, but they pass quickly and other shows loom ahead. Recording is forever and requires a different level of preparation. Your guitar and every piece of gear you depend on in your signal chain should be primed to create the best sound possible, so you can feel comfortable and play well in the studio, and make a terrific sounding album, single or demo. ...

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Min-ETune – Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy — whose resume as a songwriter includes hits for Eric Clapton (the Grammy winning "Change the World"), Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt and Allison Krauss, and whose studio credits boast sessions for Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Peter Frampton and many others — explained how the Min-ETune™ on his Gibson Les Paul Standard allowed him to chase down an ...

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EB Bass – Billy Fuller

Bassist Billy Fuller talks about how his brand new EB Four String saved the day when he was recently tracking for his longtime boss Robert Plant's Band of Joy. Fuller couldn't find a bass that would fit into a thickly textured arrangement and still punch through — until he pulled his out-of-the-box EB from his car and plugged it in. ...

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